elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Wallace Hamilton (1941 - September 3, 1983)

Wallace Hamilton, a novelist and playwright, died in Beth Israel Medical Center Thursday, on September 3, 1983, one week after injuring himself in a fall at his home in Greenwich Village. He was 64 years old.

His four novels were ''Christopher and Gay,'' ''Coming Out,'' ''David and Olivet'' and ''Kevin.'' He wrote 14 plays, which were produced in New York, Los Angeles and other cities. Among them were ''The Burning of the Lepers'' and ''Midnight Cry.'' Mr. Hamilton also reviewed books for The Village Voice and other publications.

Mr. Hamilton was born in New York City and was a 1941 graduate of Harvard. He was a conscientious objector during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, three sons, Hugh Hamilton of Berkeley, Calif., Naudain Hamilton of New York City and Geoff Hamilton of Honolulu, and a sister, Katherine Hamilton Hobbs of Old Greenwich, Conn.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/03/obituaries/wallace-hamilton-64-dies-a-novelist-and-playwright.html

Further Readings:

Kevin by Wallace Hamilton
Publisher: Signet (August 1, 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451121996
ISBN-13: 978-0451121998
Amazon: Kevin

Coming Out: An Act of Love (Plume) by Rob Eichberg
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Plume (January 1, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0452266858
ISBN-13: 978-0452266858
Amazon: Coming Out: An Act of Love

For gay men and lesbians, as well as for the families and friends of gays, this 1990's guide to coming out privately and publicly is a frank, powerful, and much-needed book. Eichberg says that a full-scale effort to find a cure for AIDS will only be implemented when gay people collectively affirm their sexuality.

Christopher and Gay: A partisan's view of the Greenwich Village homosexual scene by Wallace Hamilton
Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Saturday Review Press; 1st edition (1973)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0841502439
ISBN-13: 978-0841502437
Amazon: Christopher and Gay: A partisan's view of the Greenwich Village homosexual scene

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